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Cottage on Mobile Bay in Fairhope/Point Clear, Alabama

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Family bayfront cottage.


Last updated: 06/29/2010

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Cozy Krimmel Kottage on beautiful Mobile Bay is 45 minutes from Mobile, Alabama and one hour from Pensacola, Florida. It comfortably sits on a sandy beach on Mobile Bay. Mobile Bay empties into The Gulf of Mexico. The Cottage is close to Oldtown Fairhope, which has excellent dining, shopping, and antique shops. It's about 45 minutes to the resort towns of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach on the Gulf of Mexico.

The quiet and serene cottage is 4 miles from the famous and historic Grand Hotel with fine dining, tennis courts, and a beautiful golf course. A park with picnic tables and boat launching facilities are a mile down the road. The glass enclosed sleeping porch provides a scenic view over looking the sparkling bay and the evening sunset.

Fairhope has seasonal annual events, such as Polo at the Point, the festive and formal Black and White Ball held at the Grand Hotel, Mardi Gras parades, and the spring Arts and Crafts Festival.

Mobile, Alabama is 45 minutes from Krimmel Kottage and is the birthplace of Mardi Gras. Mardi Gas parades in 2011 are in February. Mobile has 300 years of history with a battleship,antibellum homes and beautiful gardens to tour. Mobile and Baldwin Counties have many state parks. Five Rivers StaTe Park is the second largest river delta in the country. It gets it's name from the 5 rivers that empty into Mobile Bay. There are many outdoors activities to enjoy. there.

Keywords: Bay Cottage


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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Excellent white sandy beach for building sand castles and sunbathing. Great for children....moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    We have internet through the cable service....moreless

  • VCR


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    The cottage has a sandy beach. Easy access for swimming and boating. Old town Fairhope 10 minutes away. Walking and biking trail into Fairhope....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    No long distance....moreless

  • Washing Machine


  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 - Sep 7, 2015
2 night min stay
$800 $1,300
Sep 8 - Mar 31, 2016
2 night min stay
$1,300 $2,100
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 8%

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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1952

About the owner: Krimmel Kottage is jointly owned by family members which includes our 92 year old mother who still enjoys her time there. You will notice that there is a long farmer's table on the side porch where 14 people were able sit to eat breakfast and the evening meal. Lunch was on the run because everyone was scattered either fishing, swimming, or visiting neighbors. We had the opportunity to see many Jubilees while enjoying our summers there. A Jubilee is a phenomenon that occurs only in Mobile Bay and one place in China. Fish come to the shore and on the surface and can be scooped up in nets.

Why the Owner Chose Fairhope:
Krimmel Kottage was built in 1952 by my Aunt Gertrude Krimmel and has remained in the family over the years. We spent our childhood swimming and skiing in Mobile Bay and building sand castles on the beach. In 2004 we installed windows on the screened porch and purchased the first central heating and cooling system. The cottage is completely remodeled and we just put a deck on the front to enjoy the cool breezes and the beautiful sunsets.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Krimmel Kottage is near old downtown Fairhope with shopping on main street, the ice cream parlor, antiques, art galleries, and beautiful flowers. It is convenient to Gulf Shores on the Gulf of Mexico and one hour from 300-year old Mobile, the original home of Mardi Gras in the US. There is a wonderful concrete bike trail that will take you into downtown Fairhope. The breeze from off shore and the sunsets are very relaxing on the deck over looking Mobile Bay. Listening to the waves rolling ashore gives you a calming effect.

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  • Family bayfront cottage.

    Family bayfront cottage.

  • Dining area features 14 foot table.

    Dining area features 14 foot table.

  • Sunset on Mobile Bay

    Sunset on Mobile Bay

  • Large living area on air conditioned sleeping porch.

    Large living area on air conditioned sleeping porch.

  • Step out the front door and enjoy bayfront sunsets.

    Step out the front door and enjoy bayfront sunsets.

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Minimum stay: 2 nights
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Cottage on Mobile Bay in Fairhope/Point Clear, Alabama

Fairhope #149139

2 BR  1 BA  Sleeps 8

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